Poems translated in Mirviss w/ Carpenter 1995, p. 108, and Rijksmuseum 2000, p. 157. The first poem mentions the Year of the Dog, i.e. 1826.
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES:  Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection
Japanese, Edo period, 1826 (Bunsei 9)
- Artist Totoya Hokkei, Japanese, 1780–1850
Rijksmuseum, Surimono: Poetry and Image (2000), #94; Mirviss w/ Carpenter, The Frank Lloyd Wright Collection of Surimono (1995), #23; Rijksmuseum cat. III, Hokusai and His School (1982), #185; Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 211
Shikishiban; 21 x 18.3 cm (8 1/4 x 7 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink, color, and metallic pigment on paper